Preston North End will travel 100 miles south down the M6 motorway this weekend to face Walsall...
At home so far this season, the Saddlers have won two, drawn one and lost one of their five games at the Bescot in all competitions.
Hosts Walsall, who sit in ninth ahead of Saturday’s game, are level on points with Graham Westley’s side but will be looking to bounce back after their 3-1 defeat at Stevenage during midweek.
Confidence will be high in the camp after the 5-0 win over Hartlepool United on Tuesday night, but the North End team are fully aware of the challenge ahead on Saturday afternoon and another sizeable following is expected.
The Lilywhites will be looking for win number four in League One after a convincing start to the season, with the team currently lying in fifth.
Paul Huntington missed Tuesday night’s game with a knock and will be assessed ahead of the game, likewise fellow defender Keith Keane.
Lee Trundle and Lee Holmes remain the only two long term absentees.
Prices for the game are as follows:
If you wish to buy tickets on the day, prices are as follows:
Coach prices are as follows:
Coaches will depart Deepdale/Leyland at 11.45am
Looking for a response following Tuesday night’s defeat at Stevenage, Walsall have the likes of striker Febian Brandy up front, who had a trial at North End under Phil Brown’s tenure.
The Walsall squad list is as follows:
Mr Collins is an inexperienced and has only been refereeing since the start of last season, his first game a 1-0 win for Gillingham in League Two at home against Cheltenham.
Last season Mr Collins handed out 81 yellow cards and six reds from his 25 games in charge. The last time he refereed a Preston North End fixture was away at Colchester United, where he handed out four yellow cards.
So far this season, Mr Collins has taken charge of five games, handing out 11 yellow cards and one red.
Walsall – Bank’s Stadium (Bescot Stadium)
Follow the M6 towards Birmingham, leaving at junction 9. Then take the A461 towards Walsall. At the traffic lights turn right onto the A4148 (Wallows Lane/Broadway West - sign-posted Banks's Stadium). At the next set of traffic lights turn right onto Bescot Crescent, the stadium is along the road on the left hand side.
Distance from Deepdale - 100 miles (1hr 44min)
Return ticket price for one adult: £47
The Banks’ Stadium is a short walk from Bescot Stadium station.
The Saddlers Club situated just outside the stadium is happy to admit away supporters on matchdays on payment of a £2 entrance fee, although under 16's are admitted free.